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eNews • March 6, 2020
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US Containerized Grain Exports, Jan-Sept 2019

A deeper Mississippi River will improve the economics of soybean exports

A deeper Mississippi River will improve the economics of soybean exports

After many years, the Mississippi River will finally get deepened, aiding the barges that carry U.S. farmers' commodities to the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the funding approval to deepen the Mississippi River in its 2020 plan.

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Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure, proposing to rely fully on federal spending. This change from a plan he proposed as a presidential candidate in 2016, which relied on tax incentives to spur private investments in such projects, drew praise from some state transportation officials and industry groups.

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Coronavirus inventory shock looms for US, European plants

Coronavirus inventory shock looms for US, European plants

There are growing fears that the full impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the supply chain in the United States and Europe will be felt from mid-March, when inventory at manufacturing and assembly plants that depend on inputs from China begins to deplete.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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